Serres d’Auteuil : the associations preparing their fight

Camille Formigé (1845-1926)
On the left, the big greenhouse on the Orangerie side,
on the right the greenhouse of azaleas
Paris, Serres d’Auteuil
Photo : Didier Rykner

20/5/11 - Heritage- Paris, Serres d’Auteuil - With the onset of the tennis tournament at Roland-Garros, associations have been preparing to battle the vandalism sure to the gardens at the Serres d’Auteuil (see our previous articles).

The Collectif de Défense Auteuil les Princes (CDAP), which reunites those opposing the extension of the tennis tournament into the greenhouses, has opened a blog devoted to their campaign and is launching a fund-raiser enabling them to finance their lawsuit. We would also hope that lawyers interested in protecting our heritage would step forth to offer their services at nominal fees. Are there any among our readers of The Art Tribune ?
We might also hope to count on the support of the Green party in Paris which had expressed strong reaction against the installation of Roland-Garros inside the Serres gardens and which had stated, notably through Yves Contassot, that it was ready to use any available legal means to stop it.

The petition can still be signed online and has now grown to 44,000.

Didier Rykner, vendredi 20 mai 2011

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